08 • Quotes from Famous Imams of Islam

In this section, one will learn about the Lives of the Most Famous Imams in the History of Islam.

The Physical Descriptions of the 4 Imams

The Physical Descriptions of the 4 Imams
May 8, 2015 No Comments »

[Adapted from the Siyar A’lam an-Nubala’ ~ The Lives of the Noble Figures] 1} Imam Malik ibn Anas: ‘Isa bin ‘Umar said: “I never saw anything white or red that was more beautiful than the face of Malik, or any ... Read More »

Imam al-Awza’i on Learning

Imam al-Awza’i on Learning
May 5, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Abu Amr Al-Awza’i {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: تعلم ما لا يؤخذ به, كما تعلم ما يؤخذ به “Learn that which will not be relied upon, just as you learn that which will be relied upon.” {Tarikh ... Read More »

The Faith Which is Sufficient in This World

The Faith Which is Sufficient in This World
May 4, 2015 No Comments »

‘Abd as-Salam ibn Ibrahim al-Laqani {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: “The faith which is sufficient in this world is verbal attestation {al-Iqraar} only. This is because whoever makes the verbal attestation, then the judgment of Islam applies to ... Read More »

Three Things If Found in a Judge…

Three Things If Found in a Judge…
April 24, 2015 No Comments »

Imam ibn Shihab az-Zuhri {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: “There are three things if found in a judge, he is not a judge: 1} Dislike for criticism, 2} Love of praise and 3} Aversion to removal from the ... Read More »

The Person Who Has Most Piety

The Person Who Has Most Piety
April 18, 2015 No Comments »

Imam al-Bayhaqi related that Bishr ibn al-Harith al-Hafi {May Allah have mercy upon them} said: “Look at the person who has the most piety, chastity and purest earning from the people and then accompany him and do not sit with ... Read More »

Trustworthy Narrators

Trustworthy Narrators
April 3, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal said: “Imam Malik never narrates except from the trustworthy narrators.” One of the teachers of Imam Bukhari, known as the Muhaddith Ali ibn al-Madini said: “Imam Malik never narrated from other than trustworthy narrators.” May Allah ... Read More »

Knowledge is a Means

Knowledge is a Means
April 1, 2015 No Comments »

Imam as-Shatibi al-Andalusi {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: العلـــم وسيلــــة من الوســـائل، ليس مقصوداً لنفسه من حيث النظر الشرعى، وإنما هو وسيلة إلى العمل، وكل ماورد فى فضل العلم فإنما هو ثابت للعلم من جهة ماهو مكلَّف بالعمل ... Read More »

‘Abdullahi’s Tablets

‘Abdullahi’s Tablets
March 21, 2015 No Comments »

‘Abdullahi Ibn Wahb, one of the students of Imam Malik {May Allah bestow His Mercy upon them}, said: “If I wanted to fill up my tablets {Alwaah} with Imam Malik’s statement ‘I don’t know’, I most certainly could.” {The Lives ... Read More »

Two Imams

Two Imams
March 20, 2015 No Comments »

One of the top students of Imam Malik named ibn Wahb {May Allah have mercy upon them} said: “If it were not for Imams Malik and al-Layth, the people would have gone astray. If it were not for Imams Malik ... Read More »

The Letter to al-Buhlul

The Letter to al-Buhlul
March 17, 2015 No Comments »

The letter to al-Buhlul {May Allah have mercy upon him} = A letter was handed to al-Buhlul. ‘Some of the students of al-Buhlul said: A letter was handed to al-Buhlul so he opened it and it was in it: “From ... Read More »